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Medical Ethics, 3rd edn.
  1. T Russell

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    A Campbell, G Gillett, G Jones. Oxford University Press, 2001, £19.95, pp 297. ISBN 0 19 558445 7

    Medical Ethics, to quote the authors, is intended as a practical introduction to the ethical questions doctors and other health professionals meet. The book is divided into three main sections, Foundations, Clinical ethics and Medicine and society; each section is further subdivided into topics dealt with in a single chapter.

    The first section deals very well with the basic background and theories of ethics and does not lay too much stress on the well established “four principles” (chs 1 and 2). I have rarely read such a seamless introduction to the underlying principles of medical ethics and teachers would do well to read this. Later chapters in this …

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